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Putin’s War on Ukraine

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On 24 February, Russian forces invaded Ukraine as her citizens slept. Ukrainian women and children fled across the borders to safety. The men stayed behind and lined up to receive arms and basic training, thrust into voluntary military service to defend their country. As the world looked on in growing horror, Russian president, Vladimir Putin,

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Germany’s response to the war on Ukraine

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On 28 February, Chancellor Scholz announced the creation of a special €100bn fund to support the Bundeswehr. He also committed to raising Germany’s military spending to 2% of its GPD. This is a 35% overnight increase, and he proposed enshrining this figure in the constitution. The decision was applauded by Bundestag members and political commentators

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The Fight For Ukraine

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I woke up on the other side of the Atlantic at 2 am. My phone was going haywire. Friends, former students, and colleagues all over Ukraine were sending me the same message. The bombs had started to drop. The port was on fire. An airport was on fire. The futures of Ukrainian women and men,

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German elections: four internationals, four opinions

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Four Leipzig Glocal friends and contributors shared their insights and concerns about this upcoming pivotal election with us. Find out what Gabriel, Indigo, Mohamed, and Chloé have to say about this momentous election.

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Bundestagswahl 2021: Why this election matters for migrants

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Leipzig Migrants' Council member Mohamed Okasha reflects on this upcoming federal election from the point of view of migrants.

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An American missionary, a Japanese nurse and a U.S. diplomat

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In an exclusive interview with LeipGlo, Ken Toko, U.S. Consul General in Leipzig, gets candid about his family, career, beginnings, current events, international relations, and how he has been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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